Equipment failures in two underground transformers -- not a car hitting a power pole -- caused the big Christmas Eve power outage in Mountain View, PG&E reported this morning as crews struggled to get power back to a final 23 customers.
PG&E spokesperson Jana Morris said it was apparently a wrong computer entry that listed the cause of the outage as a car hitting a pole, knocking out power initially to 2,974 homes.
Full restoration should be later this morning, she said.
Crews were able to restore power to all but 1,260 customers by 8 p.m., a PG&E spokesperson reported. By 11 p.m. power was restored to all but 52 customers, and more were added during the night, Morris said.
The power failed at about 4:15 p.m.